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Andy Murray Gets An Emotional Wimbledon Farewell Following Doubles Loss

Andy Murray came into this year’s Wimbledon knowing it would probably be his last, and his final appearance was one for the books. He bid an emotional farewell to his home Grand Slam after losing a doubles match he played alongside his brother Jamie Murray. The Murray brothers faced Rinky Hijikata and John Peers in their latest match and gave it their all to keep their head in the game. Despite their best efforts, the Australian duo defeated them 7-6, 6-4. This was the first time a men’s doubles first-round match was played at Wimbledon’s main stadium in nearly 30 years, and the tournament organizers made this decision for a reason. They wanted to give one of the best British tennis players in history the farewell he deserved, and Murray was overcome by emotion after seeing what they’d papered for him. The two-time Olympic champion has been plotting his retirement for quite some time, but he’s still planning to take part in the Paris Olympics and mixed doubles at Wimbledon alongside Emma Raducanu. "It is hard because I would love to keep playing but I can’t. Physically it’s just too tough now… I want to play forever. I love this sport. It’s given me so much, taught me loads of lessons over the years that I can use for the rest of my life. I don’t want to stop so it is hard," said Murray after his latest match.